In-Progress

ExtraOrdinary Figures

The ExtraOrdinary Figures project seeks to recognize and honor the bravery of the many people who are protecting and serving our community.

A selection of murals featuring tribute portraiture. Photography by Steve Weinik.

  • location

    Citywide

  • Neighborhood

    Citywide

  • completion date

    July 04, 2020

About the Project 

In the face of unprecedented challenges, otherwise ordinary acts of resilience became extraordinary. These heroic figures are shining examples of first responders, essential workers and volunteers who stepped up to the plate during the pandemic.

The ExtraOrdinary Figures project, inspired by Luis Suave Gonzalez’s “Heroes of the Day” project, seeks to recognize and honor the bravery of the many people who are protecting and serving our community. These are their stories.

Mural Arts will evaluate ExtraOrdinary Figures submissions and employ artists to create portraits of a select number of nominees to honor their work.

  • Submit your ExtraOrdinary Figures nomination before May 22 for our initial round of consideration for portraits
  • Mural Arts is reviewing submissions on an ongoing basis and will follow up with nominators directly
  • Nominators who are contacted will need to put Mural Arts staff in contact with the nominee and/or their family
  • Nominees must provide a photo of themselves as inspiration for the portrait rendered by the artist
  • Portraits will be created and shared on this page on an ongoing basis. It is our goal that when we are permitted to assemble again an exhibit of the portraits will be shared in a public setting.
  • If you would like to suggest potential walls for a permanent version of this project, please email info@muralarts.org
Nominate your ExtraOrdinary Figure

Sponsor 

Hummingbird Foundation

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